Credible fear

WASHINGTON | Judge blocks restrictions on who can apply for asylum

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has blocked restrictive Trump administration policies that prevented some immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled on Wednesday that some of the guidance that then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued this year cannot be used to determine … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge blocks restrictions on who can apply for asylum

SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore.— The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous journey … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

LOS FRESNOS, Texas | ‘Credible fear’ for US asylum harder to prove under Trump

LOS FRESNOS, Texas — Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old daughter if she went to the police. Until recently, the 41-year-old seamstress from … Continue reading LOS FRESNOS, Texas | ‘Credible fear’ for US asylum harder to prove under Trump